Enormous congratulations to Carina, who defends her PhD and earns her doctorate! Huge thanks to Prof. Brenton DeBoef for travelling from Rhode Island to be the opponent, and thank you to the other committee members who contributed to a great discussion.
Carina, in keeping with Swedish tradition, nails her PhD freshly printed thesis. The title is "New Arylation Strategies Based on Organomain Group Reactivity." The defence is the next and final challenge!
Congratulations to Carina, who won a prize for a poster on C-H silylation at the Organikerdagarna conference in Umeå!
Congratulations to Karthik, Carina and our collaborators. It turns out you can use Ru catalysts to C-H silylate heteroarenes with or without directing groups, no elimination of side chains, with no need for protecting groups and, if you look a little closer, you'll glimpse a sneaky C4-H activation of gramines!
Congratulations to Carina and Karthik! Their work on Ru-catalysed oxidative indole C-H arylation is published in Chem. Eur. J.